Winnipeg Arts Council

Food: MAWA members’ show + sale

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Food: A MAWA Members’ Show and Sale

Exhibition: September 6 - 28, Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, 2023, 6 - 9 pm at MAWA

Nuit Blanche: Saturday, September 23, 8 - 10 pm at MAWA

This September, MAWA is hosting a members’ showcase and sale entitled Food. It will be a banquet of creativity featuring one work from every MAWA member who chooses to submit, in a wide range of styles and mediums. Some of the work will be for sale, with all proceeds going to the artists.

Dining customs carry diverse cultural meanings, including notions of family, culture, hospitality and propriety. They encompass “do’s and don’t”s (etiquette and taboos). They reflect our identity.

Food conjures the senses of sight, smell and taste. It is visceral, a daily necessity and pleasure. It also implies sustenance on different levels—food for thought! In the visual arts, food has held a wide variety of metaphoric meanings, including prosperity, generosity, fertility, sex, death and decay. In so many ways, food is so much more than what we simply eat.